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Kathleen J. Yost, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist with research interests in health literacy, survey methodology and patient-reported outcomes measurement. Dr. Yost has over 15 years of experience in outcome measure development and validation and is director of Mayo Clinic's Survey Research Center. Her research focuses on using patient-centered questionnaires to measure experiences of illness and perceptions of health care received, with the overall goal of using this information to enhance patients' quality of life and improve quality of care.
Much of Dr. Yost's research aims to enhance care by providing patients, caregivers, and clinicians with tools to better understand the health care experience and to identify opportunities for improvement.
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